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#558842 - Wed Oct 20 2010 09:15 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: DGirlSlim]
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2. Capable of become practical and useful

Your answer: viability

"become" should be "becoming".

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#559539 - Fri Oct 22 2010 07:49 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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6. A thin stew of meat and vegetables

Your answer: mulligan

mulligan means "Irish version of burgoo"

The correct answer was slumgullion

"burgoo" is a thick spicy stew of whatever meat and whatever vegetables are available

True, one is thick and the other is thin, but they are both stews.

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#559740 - Sat Oct 23 2010 10:06 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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typo in the definition:

13. Pigman

Your answer: a herder or swine
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#560907 - Thu Oct 28 2010 02:21 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Your answer: bleeding into the interior chamber of the eye

'Interior' in the answer should be 'anterior'. smile
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#561997 - Mon Nov 01 2010 07:33 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Tizzabelle]
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9. Made of lamb

Your answer: souvlakia

This seems incomplete. Other dictionaries have "a Greek version of shish kebab" as a definition. "Shish kebab made of lamb" might be a happy medium.

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#562023 - Mon Nov 01 2010 09:16 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Shish kebab is also usually made of lamb. The different name just reflects the different region of origin. If you want a complete definition, you need something like "skewered lamb pieces".
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#562318 - Wed Nov 03 2010 08:27 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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Forgive me if I'm asking in the wrong place, but when does Word Wizard start each month? It sounds like a foolish question but it's Nov. 3rd and scores are still being shown for last month. Are they counting, and just not showing them yet?

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#562324 - Wed Nov 03 2010 08:58 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: undudelike]
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As far as I know they begin at the start of each month - there's another thread where several people have mentioned that the scores haven't reset this month.
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#562371 - Wed Nov 03 2010 11:59 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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There is a confusion with Word Wizard in that there are actually two separate games being played. The regular Word Wizard game for which there are monthly badges given out is running smoothly and restarted on November 1 as it was supposed to. You can see results of this by clicking "standings" on the main Word Wizard page.

The second game is the Word Wizard Mini-Game which has been around for less than two months. Since no monthly badges are being awarded in this game the actual restart of the game is really artificial. There never may be a monthly badge given out for it. There is currently two recognitions available - a badgelet for forming an 8 letter word and a badge for accumulating 30 points. Terry has said there will be another badge for some larger number of points won in this game, but that target has not been set.

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#562388 - Wed Nov 03 2010 01:31 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: maninmidohio]
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I went to "standings", clicked it, but still the scores are like 469 points. Heck, I still show 99. That can't be right. Is it a glitch or something related to Standard Times? I see nothing reset to zero. The scores are still from October.

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#562397 - Wed Nov 03 2010 01:52 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: undudelike]
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If you look at the top of the "standings" page it explains how the scoring in done for the monthly badge. It has to with ranking total scores and average scores and being assigned a position value of from 1 to 500 (500 is the top score), these are then added together to arrive at a total rank. So from day 1 there will be high ranking scores for the month. You currently have 117 points from Average and 280 from Total Points making a total of 397. That many points currently rates you in position 321.

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#562434 - Wed Nov 03 2010 02:53 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: maninmidohio]
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Ah, sorry, I thought undudelike was referring to the Mini-Game, which is why I mentioned the turnover hadn't gone as it perhaps should have.
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#562441 - Wed Nov 03 2010 03:00 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: undudelike]
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Typo in a WW question. Spelling of 'written' in -

Communication (writen or spoken) intended to deceive - snake oil

Should it be - Communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive?

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#563383 - Fri Nov 05 2010 06:06 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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2. Cottage
Your answer: a small house with a single story

A cottage may have more than one tale to tell, but in this instance the word should be storey.
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#563385 - Fri Nov 05 2010 06:12 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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Actually, "story" is an acceptable US spelling for the level of a building.

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#563396 - Fri Nov 05 2010 06:39 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: abechstein]
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Oh, I did not realise that! My apologies to all the Americans here. smile
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#563409 - Fri Nov 05 2010 07:01 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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The real error is that a cottage doesn't have to be small or have only one stor(e)y, lol.
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#563434 - Fri Nov 05 2010 09:04 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
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The word referring to a "level" is spelled "storey" here in Canada too, but I still find it amusing that one of my friends, who is a librarian, married a man by the surname of "Storey" : )
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#563499 - Sat Nov 06 2010 09:29 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Today, Nov.6, group 51-60, between 10 AM & 11 AM CDT, same 2 questions in WW, different answers. Confusing to say the least.

8. Artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
The correct answer was pom-pom

10. Artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Your answer: antiaircraft

(A pom-pom in the USA is a decorative ball of "fluff". Pom-poms come in many colors, sizes & varieties. They are made from many different materials, including fabric, paper, plastic, etc. The most widely-recognized use is generally in cheerleading or by fans during spectator sports. Guess pom-pom must be a slang term for antiaircraft fire in the British or European fields of battle, as I seem to vaguely remember it from reading historical novels with many British pilot heroes. Of course, if British, then recognized all over the world because of the history of British colonization. except here in good old rebellious USA ;))

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Edited by TinyDetail (Sat Nov 06 2010 09:32 AM)
Edit Reason: Trying to see if I could enable the emoticons

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#563500 - Sat Nov 06 2010 09:31 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: TinyDetail]
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Sorry, guess the HTML is disabled, that was supposed to be an emoticon wink.

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Edited by TinyDetail (Sat Nov 06 2010 09:31 AM)

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#563502 - Sat Nov 06 2010 09:42 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: TinyDetail]
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The sound made by anti-aircraft guns makes a noise "pom pom... pom pom... pom pom..." hence the name of the guns.

And also balls of fluff - best not to get confused between the two, one sort of pom-pom makes a nasty mess. wink
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#563526 - Sat Nov 06 2010 10:53 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I recall the origins of the pom-pom gun as that it was those side by side guns used by all the naval forces in WWII b(ut more in the US Pacific fleet against dive bombers) the reciprical advance and reload of the double barreled gun fired flack shells that when they exploded in the sky looked like a pair of pom-poms. The artillery man would pull the trigger, and two shells were launched. I'm sure you've seen the guns in old movies where one guy is sitting in the middle manning the sights and a second gunner is cranking like crazy to bring the gun around to bear on a subsequent target. Pom-poms for the little side by side clouds of smoke left in the air when they fragmented.
And the sound was there too.


Edited by mehaul (Sat Nov 06 2010 11:03 AM)
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#563579 - Sat Nov 06 2010 12:05 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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The first pom-pom guns were land artillery, used by the Boers against the British in the Second Boer War. Similar guns were then developed by Vickers for use against the Boers.
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#563685 - Sun Nov 07 2010 08:41 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Tiny Detail: They were two DIFFERENT questions, correct? So I assume they each had a different set of possible answers as well. If so, then it is NOT confusing in the least. Now, if there was only ONE question out of 15 which read: "Artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes" and BOTH "pompoms" and "antiaircraft" were choices in the SAME question, then yes, that would be unfair.

As for HTML, no you can't use it (it says so over there on the left of the reply window). UBBC, however, IS enabled and there are a few emoticons you can use like this (there are more):
smirk grin

You can also do italic and underline, amongst other things.

In order to actually "see" the list of "enhancements" you can choose from, you need to click on "switch to full reply screen" before submitting anything. "Preview post" is a useful button as well.

Hope this helps.


Edited by Jakeroo (Sun Nov 07 2010 08:47 AM)
Edit Reason: typo, reminds self to use preview post lol
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#563857 - Mon Nov 08 2010 04:38 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Jakeroo]
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14. Brute
Your answer: a self-centered person with little regard for others

a self-centered person with little regard for others is the definition for "egocentric"

The correct answer was "a living organism characterized by voluntary movement"


Seems to be drawing quite a long bow.
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